5 Minute Friday – 25 FEBRUARY 2022

It’s 5 Minute Friday and this week we’re unveiling the new community centre at Indooroopilly, pedestrian safety upgrades and more!

5 Minute Friday – 18 FEBRUARY 2022

On this week’s 5 Minute Friday local news update, we’re upgrading another intersection in the local area. It’s all about busting congestion and making it safer.

5 Minute Friday – 11 FEBRUARY 2022

Have you heard of Sir John Chandler Park? It’s in Indooroopilly, way down Meiers Rd past the golf club.

Sadly the riverbank is eroding. The Schrinner Council is on the case; watch for information.

5 Minute Friday – 4 FEBRUARY 2022

In breaking news, I’m thrilled to let you know that the Avalon Theatre is getting restored, and being made available for community use!

UQ bought the St Lucia theatre in the 1960s. This heritage building has been closed due to being dangerous, for many years.

After many years of campaigning (as far back as when I was the St Lucia Community Association President), I’m thrilled that UQ has come onboard the community campaign and will be beginning the restoration process this year.

5 Minute Friday – 28 JANUARY 2022

Join us today at the Ironside shops, St Lucia because we’re talking about: school return and parking compliance, the new Indooroopilly school bus, smoother streets: Gladstone St and Fig Tree Pocket Rd, local shop upgrade on Fairley St – Ironside shops next.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today announced that $5-million in fees, rents and charges will be waived by Council for local businesses and community groups, which are being heavily impacted by the spread of coronavirus.
The Lord Mayor said the Schrinner Council’s latest economic relief package will benefit more than 5,000 Brisbane businesses, sports clubs and community bodies by eliminating a significant number of fees and charges.
In our neck of the woods, sporting clubs and community groups will see relief from leasing costs. Restaurants, cafes and other small businesses will also have charges removed.
(Note: If charges have been paid since January 1, the fee relief will be either be refunded or the relevant amount reflected in your next bill)
Lord Mayor Schrinner said he was determined to provide relief during what is turning out to be a really difficult time in the COVID pandemic for many people.
As Omicron spreads through our community, it’s devastating restaurants, cafes and clubs. Instead of enjoying a bumper season during school holidays, they’re facing further declines in trade because their customers have vanished.
The Schrinner Council will continue to be Australia’s most small business-friendly local government. We’re stepping in to do what’s right and lend these local businesses a helping hand. As an example, a suburban café with outdoor dining on the footpath will save almost $700.
This latest relief package adds to the $58.3 million invested by the Schrinner Council into relief and stimulus measures.
The Schrinner Council has also introduced a Local Buy procurement policy and a 7-day faster payments initiative which is benefiting thousands of local businesses.
“I am proud of our record when it comes to stepping in and helping Brisbane businesses, community groups and residents during this pandemic,” the Lord Mayor said.
If the advice is right, hopefully the peak of the virus spread will be reached soon and the recovery starts. But this pandemic has shown time and time again that predicting any outcome is impossible so the Schrinner Council stands ready to provide further relief in the future should it be required.

Today we’re at the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club and we’re talking about: fee relief for local clubs and groups, street sweeping, the new Indooroopilly State School bus, Fig Tree Pocket Community Garden, a very, very long footpath, and our Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.

5 Minute Friday – 21 JANUARY 2022

We’re back! Had to take last week off because of COVID, but this week we’re back and sharing the good news about local footpath construction.

HNY! Enjoy this special 4 Minute Friday with a look back at this year.

It’s the Christmas special of 5 Minute Friday, your local news update of what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

This week stay tuned for the “12 Things of Christmas” (it’s at the 3 min mark).

Local news includes:
* Avalon Theatre – what’s the big secret?
* TriCare in Taringa is getting cleaned up
* A beautiful new addition to Chapel Hill
* Road safety improvements for Taringa
* We’ve planted ~1,000 trees locally!